Those wishing to market organic products must follow the rules outlined by the National Organic Program and be certified through a licensed third-party certification agency.
The following resources are to help you understand that process.
Pasture and Living Conditions for Organic Ruminant Animals MOSES Fact Sheet
On February 12, 2010 new organic regulations were introduced incorporating quantifiable measurements for tracking the pasturing of ruminant animals during the times of year when grazing is possible. The new regulations also offer further clarification on ruminant animal living conditions.
2010 Edition!Guidebook for Organic Certification MOSES Resource Booklet
The Guidebook is a 32-page pdf document that answers common questions about organic certification.
This is where farmers exploring organic production may want to start.
NEW!Organic Tree Fruit Certification MOSES Fact Sheet
Whether you are transitioning a currently bearing orchard, planting a new one or renovating an old orchard, there are similar issues you will need to address in order to grow and market organic tree fruit. Learn more from this four page fact sheet full of helpful information and resources.
How to Choose a Certification Agency MOSES Fact Sheet
Describes what to consider in choosing a certification agency. This fact sheet also includes information on what an organic inspector will look at when performing an annual compliance inspection on your farm.